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Volleyball: Warrenton Warriors win league showdown vs. Portland Adventist

By Gary Henley

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 3, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on October 3, 2017 10:32PM

WARRENTON — Warrenton won a pivotal Lewis & Clark League volleyball match Tuesday, a four-game victory over visiting Portland Adventist, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19.

The win brings Warrenton into a tie for second with Portland Adventist in the West Division of the Lewis & Clark League, behind Rainier.

“We had an outstanding offensive night,” said Warrenton coach Staci Miethe. “The team combined for 40 kills and an 89 percent completion rating,” with Morgan Blodgett leading the Warriors with 14 kills.

Elly Blodgett added 10 kills and Michelle Arney tacked on eight kills.

Warrenton regained the services of big middle blocker Fernanda Alvarez, “and made an immediate impact at the net,” Miethe said, with six blocks and 10 touches. The Blodgett sisters finished with five blocks apiece.

At the service line, Arney was 20-for-21 and Claire Bussert finished 17-of-19 with five aces to go with nine digs. Alvarez added four ace serves. Libero Melia Kapua had 12 digs.

“We have been working really hard on our serve receive and defense,” Miethe said. “Tonight’s match was the first time we’ve played in this rotation. I believe the more they play together the better it will get. By being able to put Fernanda in the middle position, it allowed me to move Elly to the outside hitting position, which proves to be a great move.”

In addition, “it gives me a much better blocking front line with her and Morgan together, and Claire with Fernanda. I am very excited about what we will look like come playoffs.”

Warrenton hosts Oregon Episcopal Thursday.


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